Why remove mold from your home? Three reasons immediately come to mind: The health of your family, the investment in your home, and the risk of further damage. Mold is a living, growing organism that will feed on almost any material from paper to wood. As long as there are organic molecules available and a moist environment, mold spores will thrive. It doesn’t take much; any kind of water vapor in an enclosed space for a day or two will do the trick. We know. It’s our job to find mold and remove it. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca performs mold removal and repair in Waseca and Blue Earth counties and surrounding MN communities.
The Environmental Protection Agency says presence of mold in a home can contribute to both asthma and other allergic conditions, and can irritate the nose, throat, nasal passages and lungs of individuals with no history of immune-related or respiratory illness. Skin rashes are also possible. Sometimes the affect is delayed by hours or days.
Clues that you may have mold in your home:
- Water discoloration on wallboard, wallpaper, mopboards, or other exposed surfaces
- Condensation on windows, pipes, or other surfaces
- Pipes or faucets that drip
- Any type of pooled water or flood
- A damp smelling basement
- Mildew odors
Mold can be white or black in color and can appear on almost anything, even the interior wood of the structure itself. If you see indications of mold in one area it’s more than likely that it exists in areas you can’t see. We will check for mold in all suspect areas and determine how best to get rid of it. We then take all appropriate steps to remove it, stop it from spreading, and restore your home to its original safe, healthy environment. The only way of ensuring this is to determine what caused the mold in the first place, and we’ll do that as well. The answer may be as simple as installing a dehumidifier or fixing a leaky pipe you didn’t know about.
We’ll work with plumbing contractors or any other specialists required to ensure the job is done right. If repairs are needed we will remove whatever sections of the structure are damaged and replace them with new, clean materials. If mold has damaged furnishings, draperies, or fine art, we can restore that as well. For the best value in residential mold removal and mold damage repair and restoration, contact ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca today.